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01-22-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By pcboss

You are going to need to verify which breakers...

You are going to need to verify which breakers serve the old wiring. The breaker should have been a 2 pole breaker or handle tied.
01-22-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 186
Posted By pcboss

The code simply says where spacing it not...

The code simply says where spacing it not maintained that ampacity adjustments need to be made. It would be the same with 10 #12's in a 1" or in a 4".
01-15-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By pcboss

Pulling a meter is not a DIY skill. They do not...

Pulling a meter is not a DIY skill. They do not have the training or protective equipment to do this. The meter should be pulled by the power company.

Waring Extremely Graphic, If you want to see...
01-10-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By pcboss

Get a 2 gang ring. The receptacle will fit...

Get a 2 gang ring. The receptacle will fit better.

You also need a cab,e connector in the back of the box.
01-10-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 195
Posted By pcboss

I like the nylon plates. There is a deeper dish...

I like the nylon plates. There is a deeper dish to the plate so the gap is covered. They will also flex.
01-01-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 187
Posted By pcboss

Since the panel will not allow the unfused...

Since the panel will not allow the unfused conductors to be as short as practical you will need a disconnect near the meter. That makes the new panel a subpanel and grounds and neutrals will need to...
01-01-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By pcboss

My son regularly trips his 60 amp feed to his...

My son regularly trips his 60 amp feed to his shop when welding or cutting with the plasma cutter. A lot will depend the welder and duty cycle.
12-24-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 259
Posted By pcboss

The inspector should be able to show you the...

The inspector should be able to show you the adopted rules. Inspectors that enforce whims and because i said so need to be called on that crap. It only hurts everyone with unequal enforcement.
12-11-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By pcboss

That installation was never correct. The bare in...

That installation was never correct. The bare in NM is a ground and is not meant to carry neutral current. If it had been SE cable it would have been compliant as the bare is a neutral.

On a 3...
12-06-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By pcboss

Th3 cables should not support other cables. Can...

Th3 cables should not support other cables. Can you use the tywraps through the staples?
12-05-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By pcboss

MC cable does not use the sheath as a grounding...

MC cable does not use the sheath as a grounding means. You would need 2 identified conductors for isolated ground devices.
12-05-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By pcboss

Sizing rules for motors and HVAC equipment use...

Sizing rules for motors and HVAC equipment use different values than standard circuits. Check the nameplate on the unit for minimum circuit ampacity to size the wiring.
11-21-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By pcboss

The neutrals and grounds are bonded at the first...

The neutrals and grounds are bonded at the first means of disconnect past the meter. After that they should be separated. Detached structures would also require a grounding system.
I am not seeing...
11-21-20, 01:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By pcboss

A main breaker may not be required. Is this panel...

A main breaker may not be required. Is this panel in the same building as the service?
11-17-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 351
Posted By pcboss

The Ideal push ins do not require stranded wires...

The Ideal push ins do not require stranded wires to be tinned.
11-08-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 424
Posted By pcboss

The cables need to be clamped to the box. Shoved...

The cables need to be clamped to the box. Shoved through the hub is not compliant.
11-08-20, 04:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By pcboss

This is a NEC violation. Raceways cannot support...

This is a NEC violation. Raceways cannot support other wiring methods.
10-10-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 295
Posted By pcboss

Trying to balance a residential panel is a waste...

Trying to balance a residential panel is a waste of time. The loads are transient and dependent on time of day. Balancing a panel is for multi-phase panels.

Neutral bars are built into the panel....
09-20-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By pcboss

Unfortunately ungrounded circuits should not be...

Unfortunately ungrounded circuits should not be extended. Can you get a new cable and install a new grounded circuit?
09-07-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 787
Posted By pcboss

The bond would be required if a metallic sleeve...

The bond would be required if a metallic sleeve is used. PVC is easier
09-07-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 123
Posted By pcboss

No NEC prohibition. It must be gfi protected.

No NEC prohibition. It must be gfi protected.
09-06-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 307
Posted By pcboss

SE is the rule around here. I would never enter...

SE is the rule around here. I would never enter the top of the socket, but I see it done in other areas.

There should have been a bushing around both ends of the metallic sleeve to protect the...
08-31-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
Posted By pcboss

250 watts per foot was a common size. For example...

250 watts per foot was a common size. For example a 6 foot heater would be 1500 watts.
08-09-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By pcboss

The OP may be dealing with aluminium wiring.

The OP may be dealing with aluminium wiring.
08-09-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 478
Posted By pcboss

If both hots landed on the same equipment the...

If both hots landed on the same equipment the hots need to be disconnected at the same time. A 2 pole breaker would accomplish this.
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